High rise living

In the latest census data available, Sydney has over 450,000 flats, units or apartments making up 28% of the domestic buildings. This is nearly double the state average. Another 54,000 are expected to be built in the next year alone. In certain areas there are more...

Helen Pitt, The House

Helen Pitt, The House Allen & Unwin, 432pp., ISBN 9781760295462, p/bk, AUS$32.99 Helen Pitt launches head first in to over six decades of turmoil and tribulation on Bennelong Point in The House, available now from Allen & Unwin. She sets a cracking pace with...

Sydney’s modernists

Sydney Living Museums has an interesting exhibition at the Museum of Sydney, The Moderns: European Designers in Sydney. This exhibition seems to come at a time where this city’s built environment and architectural heritage are very much in the spotlight. Let’s take a...

Historic meets modern at Sydney Open

It’s on again this Sunday, 6 November! Sydney Open is your chance to be a sticky beak and see some of Sydney’s most historic, striking and modern commercial buildings, along with our most beloved public buildings. Sydney Town Hall will be open. This year...